WEBINARS

Level 1 Webinars

Fitness to Practise 

This repeat webinar will explore key areas that arise from Fitness to Practise complaints. Specifically the webinar will look at the OIA’s approach to Fitness to Practise and case studies. We will also highlight four key areas: Burden and standard of proof; Procedural fairness (Natural Justice); Health/disability related issues; Legal representation.

This is a level 1 webinar. It is suitable for all staff at all providers.

Duration: up to 90 mins

Dates and times:

  • Thursday 25 February 2021 | 10am

Good Practice Framework: Supporting Disabled Students

This repeat webinar examines how the latest chapter of the Good Practice Framework can help providers to create an inclusive learning environment which removes obstacles to learning for disabled students. Through a range of good practice scenarios this webinar explores how to manage disability-related issues that arise in complaints and academic appeals handling.

This level 1 webinar is suitable for all staff at higher education providers and student representative bodies.

Duration: up to 90 mins

Dates and Times:

  • Tuesday 2 March 2021 | 10am

Procedural Fairness

This repeat webinar outlines our general approach to fairness in procedures and regulations of Higher Education providers, and gives examples of complaints which have led us to conclude that the providers' processes caused unfairness to students. We focus on three key areas: Fair Procedures; Bias; the Standard and Burden of Proof.

This is a level 1 webinar. It is suitable for all staff at all providers.

Duration: up to 90 mins

Dates and times: 

  • Thursday 11 March 2021 | 10am

Research Supervision and Research Degrees

This repeat webinar focuses on complaints arising from postgraduate research degrees, particularly on cases involving complaints about supervision or academic appeals by postgraduate research students.

This is a level 1 webinar is aimed at all staff at all Providers, especially those with postgraduate research provision.

Duration: up to 90 mins

Dates and times:

  • Tuesday 16 March 2021 | 10am

Academic Disciplinary

This repeat webinar will give you an awareness of good practice in the handling of issues of academic misconduct. The session will cover the following: What is Academic Misconduct; Academic Misconduct Education; Principles of Good Practice; The OIA’s Review; Complex areas and examples.

This is a level 1 webinar. It is suitable for:

  • All points of contacts, delegates and other staff who deal with complaints and appeals;
  • All staff at providers who have an interest in and may on occasion deal with plagiarism and academic misconduct matters;
  • Staff who have responsibility for drafting regulations and procedures in relation to academic misconduct.

Duration: up to 90 mins

Dates and times:

  • Thursday 25 March 2021 | 10am

Non-Academic Disciplinary

This repeat webinar will give you an awareness of good practice in handling of issues of non-academic misconduct. The session will cover the following: What is Non-Academic Misconduct; Harassment, Discrimination and Bullying; Principles of Good Practice; The OIA’s Review; Complex areas and examples.

This is a level 1 webinar. It is suitable for:

  • All points of contacts, delegates and other staff who deal with complaints and appeals;
  • All staff at providers who have an interest in and may on occasion deal with non-academic misconduct matters;
  • Staff who have responsibility for drafting regulations and procedures in relation to non-academic misconduct.

Duration: up to 90 mins

Dates and times:

  • Tuesday 30 March 2021 | 10am

Level 2 Webinars

Level 2 Webinars

Level 2 Webinars

Level 2 webinars are an interactive session which focuses on case study discussion. Attendees will be sent a number of case studies in advance and will have the opportunity to contribute to a small group discussion during the session, facilitated by the presenters. Although not compulsory, we recommend you familiarise yourself with any available Level 1 webinar content prior to joining a Level 2 session. Level 1 sessions cover background information on a topic. Level 2 sessions are less content driven and more discussion based.

Level 2 webinars are aimed at all staff at all providers with an interest in certain topics - Fitness to Practise, Disability, Non-Academic Disciplinary and Academic Disciplinary issues. The webinar will be delivered using Zoom video conferencing, so use of a webcam is highly recommended. Group sizes will be limited to 8 persons, to give attendees maximum opportunity to participate.

Duration: 60-90 mins

Dates and Times: TBC